hello my hometown brother.
I stand behind my statement that Airbus invented commonality. While you are correct in saying that the 737 was somewhat similar to the 727 (except for the whole three-man versus two man thing- how common is that?) and that the 757 and 767 share a cockpit, Boeing's strength in cockpit commonality ends there.
The 737 is one family.
The 757/767 is another family.
The 777 has nothing to do with either of them.
The 747 has nothing to do with the three.
The 717 is - horrors- Douglas designed.
We'll see about the 7E7.
Now compare Airbus, who builds A320s, A330s, and A340s- all the same cockpit.
Airbus wins hands-down.
I am not an Airbus fan, but I think Boeing would stand a lot to gain by making the cockpits all common- the 737NG with the 777 and 7E7.
BR715- I was, of course, only joking about the shame and heresy.
And in my mind, FLYSSC, I think the CURRENT Continental (since that is who we are talking about- current and future Conti) is = Boeing buyer. The MD
-80 is officially, if not enthusiastically, considered a Boeing. Their fleet, now, is ALL
Cheers and a happy Easter to all!